Croydon Advertiser to go free

The Croydon Advertiser will become freely distributed in an effort to attack plummeting sales figures.

The move puts the Advertiser in direct competition with the Croydon Guardian.

The redesigned paper will include more pages and a new sports pullout and will be distributed to around 70,000 homes in the Croydon area.

This article appears in issue 251 of Media Digest.

(Source: Press Gazette)




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